|Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins|
From the library, we walked to Madison Avenue to the Pierpont Morgan Museum where we took in the Edgar Allen Poe exhibition, which was incredible. From there, we walked to the Bernard Jacobs Theater on Broadway and saw the Irish musical "Once." I loved it. Now I plan to see the movie but I can't imagine loving it more than the Broadway production. To think of the energy that these actors/performers put into this show over and over again - it's so impressive. No wonder "Once" has been the recipient of eight Tony awards! Amazing. Of course, the "Irish" of it all wasn't lost on me!
We left the theater and walked one block to John's Pizzeria (est. 1929!) where almost 20 of us sat down to share pizzas and salads in a large but cozy dining room with great architectural detail and low lights. The pizzeria handled our group beautifully and soon it was time to walk back to Bryant Park to wait for our bus. We left the city just after 7 pm and had a quiet ride home, pulling in to the Skidmore campus shortly after 11 pm. When I got home, I struggled with the decision to either go to bed and get up early to bake, or bake then and sleep a little later in the morning. I decided to go ahead and bake last night because I knew I had that extra precious hour to sleep this morning. Blueberry coffee cake muffins and strawberry jam-filled scones were out of my oven in about an hour, and I went to bed with the sound of the dishwasher humming in the background.
I don't have a recipe for you today. But, I do have a photo recap of recent baking that happened in my kitchen.
And before I go...
Happy November, everyone, and especially to my brother Michael O'Farrell whose birthday is TODAY! Love you, Michael, and can't wait to celebrate your birthday at our family dinner (with the siblings) very soon! xox
Enjoy this photo journal of my October baking (with a little Henry and Peter thrown in!)...
with Sunflower Seed Topping
|1st Anniversary Cake for Tricia and Jeff|
Pumpkin & Chocolate Layers with Cinnamon Buttercream
|Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream|
|Pete's Birthday Cake - "James"|
Petey is 3!
|My super Super Heroes!|
Pete is Batman, Henry is the Power Ranger!
|For my boys' Halloween Party!|
A 3-tiered spider cake (xoxox!)
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